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WUSA
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did not crash. 13,000 were put in a new system to help during high traffic. they are invited to come back when there is less traffic. 60% of them did. the white house is not yet saying how many have enrolled, but high traffic is proof of high demand. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage beginning on january 1. >> the white house hopes highlighting progress will reassure consumers and nervous democrats. but republicans continue to insist problems go
FOXNEWSW
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
, byron? what will the president say to convince americans about obama care. >> we didn't know there would be a obama care damage sales come pain. look for the president to declare victory on the website. there could be a now problems and not working 100 percent. but look for him to declare victory and look for him to suggest that the only problems with obama care were those website problems and now that that is fixed, obama care will be the great thing for everybody in america. >> his trustworthiness tock a hit sense the broken promise of if you like your doctor and plan you can cope them. would it be as effective as a month or three years ago? >> no, there is a credibility problem. you can keep your coverage plan back fired on the president. and the other is strategy of using success stories and looking to the obama care success stories and hopefully they will be more successful and the stories didn't man up. the republicans will have an equal numbers of people hurt by obama care and lost their coverage and have premiums go up and deductibles go sky high. there will be an equal. th
FOXNEWSW
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> >>> growing fall out after a senior adviser to president obama advises americans to wait just three more years before obama care starts performing the way the administration promised it would. >> i think it is just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you will see almost every state in this country running your own exchanges and expanding medicaid and i think it will work really well then. >> karl rove, former senior adviser to president george w. bush. we look forward to that, greg, 2017 within karl, he is taking about medicaid, not the entire law, but there is a whole lot of people going under the medicaid rolls under this law right now. >> far more than anticipated. when you look at the relationship, they look for every one person added to medicaid, one person added to the private insurance market and it is not working out at all. there are a heck after lot more people added. for example, in oregon, 52,000 added to medicaid and zero added to private insurance. this is happy talk. this is looking super excited, but it was happy talk. you just wait. if w
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
million americans who won't be covered by obama care because their states are refusing medicaid expansion. >> our state is doing something called insure oklahoma. we've done it several years. it was a ramp-up process where it was a state solution to deal with uninsured in our state. that now is also considered illegal and we're going through the process to try to figure out people that were covered under insure oklahoma, that are exactly in that pool you're describing, now are being pushed out and our state has to then reconfigure. the biggest issue is why. you talk to the people that were covered under insure oklahoma, they liked their coverage. they have come to me and complained and said why can't i deep this. and so there are big issues. so it's simple to look at the data from a distance but when you know those families face to face, you see the real effect on them. a car dealership in central oklahoma city just talked to two days ago and his statement is he's now gone back on and discovered he's losing his insurance because he's one of those small associations -- small busi
WUSA
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
cardiovascular event. >> one day after the improved website went live, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
FOXNEWSW
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> growing fallout tonight after a former senior adviser to president obama advises americans to wait just three more years before obama care starts performing the way the administration said it would. here's david plouffe. >> it's a fact. it may take until 2017. every state will be running exchanges and expanding medicaid. i think it will work well then. >> karl rove is a fox news contributor. to steal a line, "we'll look forward to that, greg." 2017, karl. he's talking about medicaid, not the law. but there is a lot of people going on the medicaid roles under the law now. >> more than anticipated. when you look at the relationship, they anticipated for every one person added the to medicaid they said one person on the private insurance market. that's not working. there are more people added. in oregon 52,000 people being added to medicaid, zero on private insurance. this was happy talk. this was going on, bubbling, looking excited but it was happy talk. we passed the the law three years ago. we have complete lly screwed up. wait three more years and we'll be out of office, so you ca
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it's going to be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. >> republicans are continuing to keep their focus on the unpopularity and problems that have been plaguing the law. >> the president's health care law co
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
interview president obama as part of the hardball college tour live from american university. the full interview airs thursday. we're following more developing news just within the past hours, the house passed that bipartisan bill on guns. it extends a ban on firearms that are able to get past metal detectors, that so-called plastic guns, why one top democrat says the bill does not go far enough. >>> plus, we're tracking a deadly winter storm that could even push las vegas below the freezing point. the weather channel's forecasting some of the coldest temps in years. you can join the conversation so many of you already have. go to my twitter page. it is at tamron hall and my team is at newsnation. so i c an reach ally bank 24/7, but there are no branches? 24/7. i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water. it's a long story. well, not having branches let's us give you great rates and service. i'd like that. a new way to bank. a better way to
FOXNEWSW
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
americans disapprove of the way the president is handling his job. how long will failures of obama care plague this lame duck president? here with hannity versus holder, round one. how are you? >> good. do i have to shake your hand or something? >> good. >> thanks for having me on. >> they can't even fix a website. >> obama [ bleep ] the bed. >> he what? >> i said it once. >> he what the bed? >> obama [ bleep ] the bed on this. >> oh, my. no. >> this is the biggest disaster we have had in recent american history. there is no other way to put it. you won't get me, miss crazy liberal to say anything different than that. the fact is last time i was on the show and you let me ask you a question you said we had the best health care system in the world. >> i believe it. >> okay. we have the highest rate that a child will die by the age of 5. >> tamara, before you get -- >> the lowest life expectancy in the industry central -- >> i know what you are reading and i can help you. >> no, no. you can't. how is that the best system? >> for example, there is a reason why the guy, newfoundland, w
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> every american deserves relief from it. really? would that include the 129 million americans with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied coverage or charged more? do 105 million americans really want to go back to having lifetime limits on their care? and what about that republican alternative for covering the uninsured, reducing costs and all the rest? speaker boehner? >> the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance. they want to be able to pick their own doctor. they want to be able to pick their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system looks like. . you know, actually, mr. speaker, that's a lot of what the affordable care act already does. extending benefits to americans who before now have basically had two choices for their health care. their own home remedies or the emergency room. joining us now is our panel, political analyst, zerlina maxwell, grio.com and msnbc political analyst, professor michael eric dyson. ladi
FOXNEWSW
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
majority of use rs that's not true. there are still glitches when americans try to sign up for obama care on oh line and even death panel sebelius admits it's true, sort of. in usa today she wrote, for those who prefer to shop online you may want the to visit health care.gov in off-peak hours when there is less traffic. morning, evenings, weekends. have your information ready and comparison shop for the best deal. that doesn't sound fixed to me. we want to test it so back with us again trying to sign up for obama care. she's been trying all day. the co-host of "fox & friends" first. >> we have had producers here trying to get on the website today. one of the producers got on and it has to be during off peak times. basically you have to wait here. we'll make sure there is room for you to have a good experience on our site. here are things you can do to check out the enroll. process. hurry up and wait is what this screen is saying. we'll get to you when we can. the website was built for 50 thousand people to log on now with the new open enrollment. people are are concerned because if you co
MSNBCW
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
, but an african-american themselves. and when a credible candidate presented himself, barack obama, the clintons never thought in a million years he would be viable. when he proved to be viable, african-americans said we want the real thing. not the fictional first black president. >> you're referring to tony morrison. >> absolutely. >> tony morrison said bill clinton was the first black president. i think it's more important to get a real one. >> we did. >> anyway, let's go to e the present time. here we are in december of 2013 looking way ahead, but not too far ahead because a year from now we'll be right in the middle of this thing. everyone will announce a the 2014 election. everybody willing in this thing. we'll know the field. and so my question is is he doing what he has to do? i love bill grade. bill grade is a great leader in philadelphia. you hear this great reporting by jonathan martin this weekend in the "times." there's hillary clinton asking what you and i would do in the same situation. you're asking somebody to spot the people and who they are in the community. who
CNNW
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
his promise about being able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans
WJLA
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
president obama lodge is a big health care pr push. he is encouraging americans to sign up for health insurance, but he is also trying to make -- change public opinion after two months of witches and delays. they say it is too little, too late. >> we will continue to listen to the market people and try to focus on protecting them from a flawed law. >> yesterday, after two months of around the clock work, the technical problems that help their got of -- at healthcare.gov were mostly fixed. hiccups,. somll hiccups, some users will encounter delays. some users are still not having much luck. howard has-- dan been waiting for two months. >> i cannot go any further because i'm not verified that i am me. >> his biggest concern now is getting a new policy in time. attack nineeart years ago, i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1. differentll focus on aspects of the health care law, highlighting how it ended discrimination for people with three existing conditions, and expanded coverage for millions of americans who do not have insurance. karen travers, abc 7 news, washington. >> n
KPIX
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
reading an alleged apology letter for crimes during the korean war. the obama administration is urging north korea to release new imagine and another american held there for more than a year. >>> a new clue in the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. >> up next, the new security video that shows the fiery crash and it may help rule out one theory on what happened. >> speed was a factor in the deadly train derailment in new york. what the engineer says was the problem. >> and the bay area woman is showing no love to southwest after she says the carrier kicked her and her service dog off a plane in oakland. ,,,,,, friend on saturday. jeff ng has the tape and why it may s in >>> new video of the fiery crash that killed actor paul walker and a friend on saturday. jeff nguyen has the tape and why it may prove the car walker was in was not drag-racing. >> reporter: new video obtained by omg insider shows the car crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker. you can see an explosion and smoke and flames shooting about 20 feet into the air after impact. today walker's half-siste
COM
Dec 2, 2013 11:30pm PST
served with cranberry sauce. (laughter) long story short, caramel is a loser and the american people agree with me. >> an annual thanksgiving tradition president obama pardoning this year's turkey, popcorn is the name of the turkey, receiving the presidential pardon. popcorn beat a turkey named caramel for the honor. >> stephen: boom! suck it, caramel! the internet has spoken and they decided you lose. and since it's the internet, they've also decided that you're gay! ron paul 2012. (laughter) not sure which of those two you're applauding for but thank you. but nation there's a dark side to this story of two caged animal kos peteing to not-die. neither of them die. >> however, when the online voting ended even though it looked like the obama administration was going to take a stand and caramel was going to get executed the white house tweeted, in fact, no, no, no, they're both going to live. >> stephen: that's right! our coward in chief wasn't satisfied pulling out of iraq and pulling out of afghanistan. now he's pulling out of turkey. (laughter) mr. president, what kind of message d
CNNW
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
four years ago in cuba. now in a new letter he appeals for president obama to personally intervene in his case saying extraordinary steps have been taken for other americans. the letter will be delivered today. part of a new strategy by his family to put direct pressure on the white house. a copy was given to "the washington post." >>> major snowstorm is set to hit part of the country! >> i know. it doesn't feel that like here. it's warm here. >> it is. indra petersons is covering that for us. >> i want to give you a jump-start. >> this is bad news? >> i have to start off the top with it. >> look at her smiling. >> 51 right now. that is our high today. i want to take you guys to saturday. notice where it's cold and look at the rest of the country. diving down. dallas in the 30s and st. louis the 20s and we're in the 40s. compared to everyone else, everything is relative, right? i like you think it looks good. a reason for this. we know the storm out in the pacific northwest is changing a lot and continue to push off to the east and the south today and let's talk about the snow. look h
CNNW
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> evening, everyone, hillary clinton, president obama and the 2016 race for president. one elderly american's nightmare in north korea and the pope does what popes do, tells us not to be greedy and selfish and is called a commie for his trouble. that and more on the table tonight. we begin with headline, 2016 fever tests hillary clinton and president obama's bond. the reason his popularity is sinking. if she stays too close to him she hurts 49er chances of succeeding him. she is not officially running for anything yet and he has three years left in office. >> you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already and this is taking place. >> you know, steve, i got to tell you, you guys in the press are incorrible. >> we cannot make predictions of what is going to happen. all we can do is get up and have a clear-eyed view of what is going on in the world. >> that was then. what about now? with us tonight, christiane amanpour, and in the fifth chair, peter beinhart. alex, what do you make of their relationship? >> first, i
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting, that american students have moved downward in these testings. we now rank below what we rank before. we're mid-range. actually rank below vietnam on math and reading scores. vietnam, which is not considered like shanghai and singapore, some other leading asian countries has now moved up. ron, you've studied a lot of this. you've covered all of these issues. what's going on here with our inability to make any headway on what is arguably a national security issue, the fact our kids are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions letting us down right now. we have our leaders on the national and local level instead of getting together and figuring out what needs to be done, how do we modernize and transform our education system, they are fighting with each other and finding scapegoats. i hav
FOXNEWSW
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for congressional democrats who are nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. so he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a law that he vowed will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with his em battled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and senior adviser valerie jarrett looking on he declared this is his top priority. >> if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works that's what we'll de. >> there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know that. and i've said very clearly that our poor execution in the first couple months on the web site cloud
MSNBCW
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
her husband have sought to soothe and strengthing their relationship with african-americans. the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. after comments former president bill clinton made about candidate barack obama in the 2008 race. comments that sounded racially insensitive to many ears. black and white. as a way to salve the wound, the profile including funerals for prominent african-americans or commemorations of civil right events of which the clintons have been present. marking the hundredth anniversary of the largest african-american sorority. >> the idea that in the 21st century african-americans would wait in line to vote for ten hours while whites in an affluent precinct next door waited just ten minutes, or that african-americans would receive fliers telling them the wrong time and day to exercise their constitutional rights, that is not the america we expect or the america we want for our children. >> well, in the article in the "new york times" i mentioned, former virginia governor the first elected african-american governor in the
WRC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
hang out with miley cyrus and more. >>> troubling trend on an international scale. why american students appear to be falling behind their counter parts in europe and asia. >> president obama trying to >>> good afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm barbara harrison. police in montgomery county are trying to track town a teacher accused of having sex with her 15-year-old student. sharon hopped a flight to hong kong last month. they are working with officials to get her extradited back to the states. >>> officer mark washington was arrested yesterday hours after somebody saw him with child important. washington has been with d.c. police since 2006. mark segraves will have the latest on this story ahead at 5:00. >>> looks like a bill to raise d.c.s minimum wage is on the way. preliminary approval to a measure that will increase it from $8.25 an hour to $11.50 an hour by 2015. they need to send it to mayor vincent gray's desk. >>> two water main breaks are open this afternoon. south arlington mill drive between taylor and south randolph streets were closed this morning. there was a
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
polls show that while obama care, you use that name and a majority of americans say, no, no, no, i don't like that. but when you start talking about what's in the bill, most people like most of it, so they need to highlight that. >> and this is work they planned to do earlier, but then they found themselves on defense. >> exactly. the last two months of being slammed kind of pushed that stuff off to the side. >> now they're going to try and shift back. thank you very much, ellis henican. >> good to see you. >> coming up, we're back with the stories buzzing today, including a strange encounter with actor christopher walker. >>> first, according to bing trends, who is the most searched celebrity of 2013? madonna, kim kardashian, errih a rihanna, beyonce or taylor swift? without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed at angie's list. join today at angieslist.com losing thrust
MSNBCW
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
american will be again denied health insurance because of their hiv status. >> the obama administration now claims that it has met the december 1 deadline that it set for itself to fix the website. a status report released yesterday said while we strive to improve our systems we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will move smoothly. today the white house said there were more than 750,000 visitors before 6:00 p.m. eastern. the "new york times" reports the white house is hoping that 7 million people will obtain insurance through the federal and state exchanges by the end of march. but, the affordable care act will have at least one new customer. >> has the president signed up for affordable care? >> i don't have an update. i know that he will. the white house has said that he will. >> do you know what he is waiting for and when he does do that will you make it open press? >> i will get back to you. >> joining me now columnists for the washington post. governor, what is your assessment. it's odd when an administration is doing its own report on how it's doing on something
KQED
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
katty kay. president obama saying the health-care rollout has been fixed and americans should give it another chance. >> tell your friends and your family not to let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> ukrainians braves another night in the cold. they have failed to unseat the government, but they say they won't hit -- quick. -- they won't quit. she is young
ALJAZAM
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
americans and president obama to feel connected to her husband. he was doing this work as a subcontractor, for a u.s. agency, and the work was to set up internet access for the jewish community opinion he had this rally today that was atented by his wife, but also by a large representation of the jewish community. that is pushing for his release. he has lost 100-pounds and he even has more intense problems. >> left to die, by his country. what could be worse than thinking that your government isn't doing anything to bring you home. so what is the white house reaction to allen gross' situation. >> well, the president says he talked about this today, the situation is unacceptable. he demanding the immediate and unconditionallal release. how, jay carney, the president to get more -- the problem is we are having this cold war mentality. things haven't really fallen out with cuba. personally engaged and other international figures to use their influence with cuba, to bro mote the beliefs. at the forefront of discussions is made clear the importance of the united states places on
KNTV
Dec 3, 2013 12:35am PST
9% of americans have considered giving up their u.s. citizenship because of the constant arguing in washington. not good. today, even obama was like, "are you sure i wasn't born in kenya? i never saw a birth certificate." [ laughter ] can you believe that? 9% of americans would give up their citizenship because of all the fighting in d.c. you know things are bad when people are getting caught at the mexican border they're being sent back to america. i got to get out of here, man. we wanted to find out what people were thinking about all of this. so, we put our own survey about the shutdown. the answers were pretty surprising. take a look at this. the first question was what is the best solution to the congressional fighting? 10% said democrats should negotiate with republicans. 35% said republicans should give in and fund obamacare. and finally, 55% said, settle it "hunger games" style. [ laughter and applause ] here's another question we asked. do you agree with the gop? 30% said they do not agree with the gop. 25% said they are undecided about the gop. finally, 45% said they're do
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
record, topping 2 billion for the first time. >>> a revamp and a resale. president obama will try to make the case again to the american people for his health care reform program. it has hit several stumbles still launching in october. >>> as the british prime minister visits china, the country's polit bureau expands domestic demand and pushes forward its key reform. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> if you've just joined us stateside, u.s. futures are indicating a softer start after the close we saw yesterday. the s&p down nearly five right now. the dow is some, what, 35 points below fair value? the nasdaq at the moment is on fair value, just about the s&p 500 is around 3.5 points below fair value. european equities have been soft and we're down near the session lows. the cac 40 in france, up 1.5%. the italian market down 0.5%. meanwhile, u.s. vice president joe biden and the japanese prime minister shinzo abe have been giving a statement in tokyo. japanese prime minister abe saying we cannot accept china's one s
ALJAZAM
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
, what the numbers say about holiday sales, american consumers and the economy. plus a look at the health of the obama care exchange after two months, and why some states want to blaze their own trail. >>> and a blast of the 401k returns. the latest controversy. i'm david shuster, and this is real money. ♪ >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. black friday has come and gone, but cyber monday is upon us. today is the day that men many americans take advantage of shopping dials online. sales dropped 3% from last year so a lot of economists are counting on the online surge to soften what normally would be considered an abysmal weekend. in terms of shear volume the shottener is not helpful. an estimated 59 million americans did some christmas holiday shopping online over the weekend averaging purchases $178 each. that is up from last month's figures. now a projected jump in cyber monday sales of 18.7% compared to last year. but most americans do the majority of their ho
ALJAZAM
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
near the white house today to call on president obama to do more to help treat allen gross. the american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was there to set up internet service. but cuba says it was part of a blot to undermine its government. he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail. libby casey joins us now, libby, what happened at the vigil that was held today. >> allen gross lives outside of d.c., and he was very involved in the jewish community, and what he had gone down to do was set up internet hubs. he was a sun con track for the u.s. government, the agency for international development. so judy gross, just says that her husband was doing his job and time for the u.s. government to get more active and more involved in bringing him hold. she wants to put a personal face to the story. by now after 2004 years in a cuban prison he has changed. he has lost a lot of weight, he is not the man he used to be, and she is doing everything she can to pressure president obama to get more involved. >> i unction that he made an appeal on this the fou
CNNW
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
with an american held captive in cuba since 2009. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, bringing internet connectivity to cuba's jewish community. he was accused of trying to subvert the cuban revolution and sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross' family just released a letter from the 64-year-old to president barack obama begging the president to per
FOXNEWSW
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
to the top stories and breaking news this hour. jon: president obama trying to resell obamacare 2.0 to the american public. this after the self imposed fix deadline. but more lawsuits are trying to stop it before it gains speed. also disturbing developments after that deadly train derailment in new york city. we'll tell you what the ntsb is saying now. and a tip on a group of people giving generously in the name of religion to those who wait on us every day. these stories and much more all "happening now." well, right now on capitol hill, a house hearing on obamacare. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jenna: and the chairman of the house committee saying that the president has developed a dangerous expansion of power and making up the law as he goes along to get what he wants when he wants it. >> from obamacare to immigration, the current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforcement the president cannot refuse to enforce a law simply because he dislikes it. >> the administration's decision to defer action against particular individuals is neither un
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember, before the affordable care act, these bad apple insurers had free reign every year to limit the care you received or use minor preexisting conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy. so a lot of people thought they were buying coverage and it turned out not to be so good. >> if he really wants to go on offense, president obama needs, in my opinion, to tell it like it is about those bad apple insurers. they are selling substandard junk insurance. but for -- there just seems to be a great deal of reluctance on the part of
FOXNEWSW
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
shortage in america? from the beginning of the obama care debate, i've been telling you it's not the cost of the health insurance that will be the main problem. yes, the cost is going to go higher for working americans. no question. but it is access to doctors that will vex americans in the future. in the next five weeks, millions of americans will be added to the medicaid roles. and the next year the congressional budget office predicts that nine million more people will be receiving medicaid. just 69% of american doctors accept medicaid now. and that number may go lower as government payments drop. so you can see if millions are added to the medicaid roles and two-thirds of american doctors accept those patients, the lines are going to be all over the place. joining us from oklahoma city dr. keith smith who has a surgery practice. and from dallas, texas, dr. brooks, an orthopedic surgeon. doctor, i understand you don't take any medicaid or health insurance at all. >> that's correct, bill. >> why? >> i don't think i can do a author job. i don't believe in running people through my practi
FBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
cybermonday. jen rogers joins us to tell us what it means for the to be american economy and the global economy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on with obamacare. as a business owner, i'm constaly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i t 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me th unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital o. chse 2% cash back or double miles on every purchas every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! lou: our first guest is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you will end me. he says that obamacare is the biggest middle-class entitlement ever conceived and he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that h
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
street and said do you like obama care or the affordable care act? i like the affordable care act, not obama care. then they'll see this is actually pretty good. >> when you really think about it, rooting against health care for american people, that is a heck of a position for a political party. congressman emanuel cleaver and richard wolffe, thank you for your time tonight. >>> still ahead, want a new sign republicans are desperately afraid of this president? they're even bringing back that ugly talk about impeachment. >> we've also talked about the i-word. impeachment. >> rises to the level of an impeachable offense. >>> also, courage for a cause. why won't john boehner meet with the brave activists who are camped out in the cold fasting for immigration reform? >>> plus bill o'reilly saw his shadow last night and declared four more weeks on the war on christmas. we'll look at what's really behind the right wing's annual bogus tradition. big show tonight, so stay with us. ♪ my asthma's under control. i get out a lot... except when it's too cold. like the last three weekends. asthma
ALJAZAM
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 users can access the system daily. >> you can never get a second chance for a first impression, and it was terrible. i think it will be an unfolding terror for the president. >> bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on octobe october 1st. >> reporter: and already users are seeing signs of improvements on healthcare.gov . shawn of virginia signed up and got health insurance for himself and his kids. >> the experience was wonderful. i love it. there were no problems. we went through everything real smooth. >> reporter: with help from the non-profit neighbors' keeper people have been able to go to healthcare.gov and get the health insurance they seek successfully. >> i was able to go all the way through and second a plan. >> reporter: but as another
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
for allocating the leadership of president obama his election helped us in preparation for his taking office to in the new democratic majority passing the legislation the he american investment that will enable us to get $150 million to turn in wonderful place into something significant. it's an honor to be here with you and tiger for not only this building but understanding what we do in our area is of national significance and has the leadership when we say we're going to get something we get it done. i appreciate your leadership of the g s ashlgs naturally and i can say what i said because of our great leadership from mayor ed lee. well, the american reinvestment and he recovery act we were able to do the tunnel and so many things and now today. the mayor will agree that is a pleasure this was a historic place in the center but instead of being the connection it was sort of what are we going to do and exploit the opportunity by this location and from the earthquake we all worked together to restore the now made for the judge the ground breaking are courthouse. it was so beautiful a
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
white house has -- president obama has tried -- alk a fine line between between being the first african-american president of and the president for all americans at which is what he has said he is. he is often asked by the caucus, by l black african-american supporters for is your agenda african-american communities in this country. where is your urban policy. things that help black people in this country. he has said, my policies are help all people, the economy is a central issue. improving economy improves everybody's lives. frustration a that's not quite resolved. it's extremely popular among between what ans he's doing specifically for it's communities, whether economic l, america, ty in urban college affordability, those are the issues he had to think about. on his part to be too closely identified as the first black president. still frightens people in this country. >> now to barbara from red rock, oklahoma on our line for republicans. barbara, you're on with scott wilson of "the washington post." good morning, guys. thank you for taking my call. i just want to say that i
CNNW
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
, everyone, hillary clinton, president obama and the 2016 race for president. one elderly american's nightmare in north korea and the pope does what popes do, tells us not to be greedy and selfish and is called a commie for his trouble. that and more
KNTV
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing the beach and monitoring and make sure that eve
FBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
house wants to claim that governor governor is now working. we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. -- healthcare.gov. every american deserves relief from it. >> yesterday, we were told over one million americans logged on to the website to shop again. this is after two months of trashing of the website and two months of efforts by our colleagues on the republican side to dismantle the affordable care act. >> white house officials say president obama and the white house will be selling different aspects. like you can keep your kids on their insurance until they're 26 years old. you can't be discriminated against for preexisting conditions. things like that, they will sell one a day for december 23rd, for the next three weeks. back to you. adam: rich edson, thank you very much. lori: well you remember edward snowden? so after he looked potentially the most sensitive material in u.s. history, well, many people all across the world rushed to insure their mobile security. our next guest, cofounder and ceo of the security app, wicker, develop ad way for millions to encrypt
KPIX
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> this morning american contractor alan gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about
FOXNEWSW
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
what's at stake for that great american town. martha: one senator accusing president obama and his administration of lying. bob and andrea here to take this on. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. martha: texas senator john cornyn saying this during a google hangout session yesterday. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. to me that's the one thing i find most aggravating about what's happening in washington these days, and particularly about this administration which is a lack of accountability and the willingness to mislead people and provide false information and expect to be able to move on. we have seen that most recently in the healthcare debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate something the health and human services knew was false. martha: i'm joined by our friend bob bebl -- by bob beckel and aa tantaros. >> things like watergate, iran can extra --iran-contra. obama campaigned on trabs parent i. when you campaign on transparency you will be grade
MSNBCW
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
obama care anymore. since republicans took over the house, they have voted to repeal obama care 46 times! but they have stopped doing that now. since the shutdown, no more repeal obama care votes. repealing obama care now would mean they would be taking insurance from hundreds of thousands of americans. when they come back in january, it will be hundreds of thousands more americans who not just don't have just the promise of health insurance, but who are actually experiencing health insurance coverage, many of them for the first time in their lives. voting to repeal obama care was an expression of pure ideological exuberance for the first two or three or four dozen times that they took that vote, but now that people are getting covered, it's not that kind of vote anymore, and so, they're not taking that vote anymore. and so, now, what are they going to do with their time? six whole days to fill for the month of december. there's an interesting question when they've got in a way a small amount of time left between now and the end of the year, but six days for them. what are they goi
KOFY
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >> reporter: there are still question marks. the site fixes haven't been tested with heavy traffic. and the administration is advising use
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